Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
‘Forest School is a feeling you can’t put into words.’ Tonicha, aged 9
Our school field has been developed over the years with tree and shrub planting and the installation of a wooden shelter and a fire pit. With some additional planting in the spring term we're ready to start our sessions.
Miss Burns and Y1 are leading this initiative at Lyme. They are supported by Janine Keeble a Forest School Leader.
The class are split into two groups one for the morning and the other for the afternoon. These sessions go ahead whatever the weather! We make sure our children are well wrapped up!
- FS is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
- FS takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
- FS uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
- FS aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
- FS offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
- FS is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.